4 UNIVERSITIES 4 KONAVLE: Implementing collection care project - Stage 1

PILON posterAuthors: Viktorija Pilon, Caroline Dalhed, Julia Németh
Mentor: Danijela Jemo, PhD, University Assistent; Tanja Kimmel, PhD; Laura Peters, MA, Mateo M. K. Kesovia, MA, Teaching Assistant

Art and Restoration Department, University of Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Study programme: First-Cycle Bachelor's Programme of Study in Conservation-Restoration
Specialization: textile (2nd year of study)

4 Universities 4 Konavle is an international project held in the Konavle County Museum, 17.-21. September 2018. The project was organized by the University of Dubrovnik, Department of Art and Restoration; University of applied Arts Vienna, Institute of Conservation; University of Technology, Arts, Science, CICS-Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences and Hungarian Univeristy of Fine Arts, Department of Conservation; in collaboration with Museums & Galleries of Konavle, Konavle County Museum. The collection care project was divided into three groups. The first group, led by Dr. Katalin Orosz and MA Laura Peters applied the Risk Assessment Methods and Procedures. Their task was to evaluate all the possible risks in the museum and to develop a risk-based approach in order to diminish those risks. The first group also prepared an educational flyer with instructions how to preserve textile heritage in private collections. The second group led by Univ. Ass. Dipl. Rest. Tanja Kimmel was focused on improving the display methods for 2-dimensional „Konavle embroidery" and 3-dimensional „Konavle costumes". The third group was led by Danijela Jemo, PhD and MA Laura Peters. Their group focused on the digitization and documentation of the embroidery patterns from the Jelka Miš collection and implementation of new storage methods for the collection.

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Short biography
VIKTORIJA PILON was born in Požega, November 29th 1998. She graduated the Natural sciences – mathematics Gymnasium in Požega. As a 2nd-year student at the Department of Art and Restoration, University of Dubrovnik. Her field of study is textile conservation – restoration. She participated in several projects such as Modifying mannequins for ethnographic costume project that was organized by the Department of Art and Restoration, University of Dubrovnik.

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